COURTS OF PARIS, NAPLES, ETC. 159 Malmesbury went away; not from my mourning for that event, but from my want of somebody to force me out. But the other day I emerged, and honoured with my presence a morning concert at M. Senovert's, who was an officer, and son to a president of Toulouse, but is now a snuff-merchant. He went over to England with Monneron last year, to offer a negotiation, but got no farther than Canterbury. He occupies Madame de Polig- nac's hotel, Rue St. Dominique. The company assembled at two. The men were clean,1 many in English dresses, but there were also a good many extmvagants, or incroyables, en oreilles de chien; that is, with their hair plaited and done up very tight behind, like an old- fashioned chignon, and in front two curls or tresses a foot long, just parted in the middle of the forehead and hanging down the cheeks upon the waistcoat. Two of them I remarked as being particularly ridiculous; one side only was in curls i This reminds me of a somewhat similar observation made by Lord -----, who, being at Brussels immediately after the arrival of King Leopold, in 1831, and having re- turned to it again three years after, exclaimed, " Things are mightily improved since my last visit; for then, when I went to dine out, I was obliged to walk through a puddle to take the polish off my boots, as I did not like to look particular. Now they actually all clean their boots and shoes with French varnish 1"